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A Canalside walk from Marple Bridge

10.5.14Walking with; Ruthy and Rach   Sometimes in this world of highest, longest, fastest and furthest where the walking blogosphere is filled with tales of derring-do as packs are hefted across the wilds of Scotland, one forgets about the simple pleasures afforded by a gentle stroll amongst the plants and birdlife of Spring. Sometimes, simply

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A wet wild camp in the Brecon Beacons

7/8.5.14Walking with; Nathan   Although my Granny has lived in the area for over twenty years my experience of walking in this area is pretty limited, although I enjoyed my trip there this time last year http://www.comewalkwithmeuk.co.uk/2013/05/south-wales-wanderings.html. We were well aware that the forecast was pretty poor so were pleasantly surprised to arrive at the remote

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A week of walking in the Lake District

26.4-2.5/2014Walking with; Ruthy, Jay and Iona It’s not often that one is afforded the luxury of a whole week in Cumbria and the Lakes, but a cottage had been booked, time off taken and a week of hill related fun was planned. As a prospective ML it was a good challenge organising a schedule of

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A week’s worth of walks

14-21.4.14Walking with; Ruthy, Paul and Stephen   In the week that the Peak District National Park was celebrating it’s 63rd birthday, it seemed appropriate to stay local and enjoy the beautiful weather in the oldest National Park in the UK and the second most visited in the world (behind Mt Fuji apparently). It was the

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HAPPY 63RD BIRTHDAY TO THE PEAK DISTRICT !!

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Mountains beginning with C (and a few others too…..)

8/9/10.4.14Walking with; Nobody   Wales in the sunshine, there can be few better places to spend a couple of days. I left Manchester under cloud but by the time I arrived in Conwy the sun was shining and the sky was blue dotted with a few cotton wool cumulus. The YHA http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/conwy is a modern building

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A Wasdale Wild camp

1/2/3.4.14Walking with; Al Choosing my favourite Lakeland valley is a little bit like being asked to name the best player in the Welsh rugby team of the 70s or the best pub in Manchester, there are many, many viable options in the frame. However, just as the names of JPR and “The Briton’s Protection” end

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Lingmoor Fell, Tilberthwaite and Wetherlam

26/27.03.14Walking with; Graham As I continue to work towards my ML I find myself spending a lot of time on lumpy, bumpy fells where micro-navigation can be practiced. Whilst they may not always have the height of some of the more well known Lakeland peaks they often afford great views of their loftier neighbours as

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Outdoor First Aid course

As part of my progress towards the Mountain Leader (Summer) qualification I am required to undertake a 16 hour First Aid course with a bias specifically towards the types of injuries and illnesses that may be encountered when exploring the mountains and moorlands of Britain.I (along with 11 other friendly folk) did mine with Peak

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Scrambling and climbing around Crib Goch

18/19.3.14Walking with; Nathan Crib Goch is one of those evocative peaks that either have walkers/climbers grinning inanely and nodding wildly or shaking their heads and pursing their lips. It is an iconic route and with the feel of enough real danger to ensure that completing it produces the kind of buzz more normally associated with

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